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Vancouver History: William Robert Broughton

June 12th, 2013 @ 12:25pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

John and I enjoyed a few days exploring “The Other Vancouver”, which is Vancouver, Washington. Located about two hours south of Seattle along the I-5, this Vancouver sits along the Columbia River and was incorporated in 1857, 29 years before Vancouver, BC. Captain George Vancouver Monument in Vancouver, Washington I’ve always loved looking up the […]

Vancouver USA: The Grant House

June 11th, 2013 @ 9:31am by Rebecca Bollwitt

John and I enjoyed a few days exploring “The Other Vancouver”, which is Vancouver, Washington. Located about two hours south of Seattle along the I-5, this Vancouver sits along the Columbia River and was incorporated in 1857, 29 years before Vancouver, BC. On a bright late spring morning we made our way down Evergreen Boulevard […]

Seattle Mariners Safeco Field Renovations

April 17th, 2013 @ 9:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Safeco Field may not have the heritage cachet that accompanies names like Wrigley or Fenway but this all-American ballpark, that opened in 1999, is making its own history. Through advanced renovations and technology, its connection to the community, and forward-thinking attitude when it comes to food and beverage options, the Mariners are the main attraction […]

Hotel Vintage Park Seattle

April 16th, 2013 @ 9:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Our trips to Seattle are always different, always an adventure, and always packed with great food and fun. We take the Amtrak train down for day or we’ll book a hotel and have a full #2DaysinSeattle excursion. We were heading to our first Mariners game of the season over at Safeco Field this past weekend […]

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2013

April 1st, 2013 @ 11:51am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is now open for 2013, running from April 1st until April 30th in Washington State around La Conner and Mount Vernon. You can drive to various tulip, daffodil and iris fields and events or do a cycling tour. There are dozens of locations for activities with Tulip Town (15002 Bradshaw […]

Copperleaf Restaurant at Cedarbrook Lodge SEATAC

November 6th, 2012 @ 10:53am by Rebecca Bollwitt

We’re part of the 5 million Canadians that have been crossing the border each year to take an outbound flight to a US destination. Shaving $200 off of our airline fee, we recently flew out of SEATAC airport when we headed down to Los Angeles for the Whitecaps playoff match. For the return, we decided […]

SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention in Bellingham

October 20th, 2012 @ 11:21am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Growing up, my family would spend time together hiking at parks, on Sunday drives, or exploring historical sites and museums across the province. I love feeding my brain and learning about a place, an event, art, and science. Last weekend John and I went to Bellingham for the open house and grand re-opening of the […]

Pacific Northwest Icon: Ivar Haglund

October 11th, 2012 @ 11:55am by Rebecca Bollwitt

It was on this day in 1939 that Vancouver’s first aquarium opened, headed up by Dr. Leonard Klinck who was the President of UBC. According to Chuck Davis’ Vancouver History, it was “a tiny thing, dimly lighted” at the old English Bay Bathhouse and its main attraction was Oscar the Octopus. The aquarium’s first manager […]